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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Michigan National Federation of Independent Business

1999-2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 90%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 30%
MI State Senate 13 John Pappageorge Republican 100%
MI State Senate 15 Mike Kowall Republican 90%
MI State Senate 17 Randy Richardville Republican 90%
MI State Senate 28 Mark Jansen Republican 90%
MI State Senate 31 Mike Green Republican 100%
MI Attorney General Bill Schuette Republican 90%
MI Secretary of State Ruth Johnson Republican 88%
MI Trustee At-Large Paul Gieleghem Democratic 30%
MI Council Member At-Large Laura M. Toy 100%
MI Commissioner 3 Martha Scott Democratic 30%
MI Commissioner 3 Paul Tesanovich Democratic 25%
MI Commissioner 5 Irma Clark-Coleman Democratic 30%
MI Commissioner 6 Burton Leland 40%
MI Commissioner 11 Robert Gosselin Republican 100%
MI Commissioner 11 Michael Hanley 30%
MI Commissioner 14 Raymond Basham Democratic 30%
MI Commissioner 17 Nancy Quarles Democratic 30%
Jason Allen 90%
Laura Baird 30%
Loren Bennett 78%
Patricia Birkholz 100%
Clark Bisbee 100%
Michael Bishop 100%
Rose Bogardus 30%
Douglas Bovin 56%
Ken Bradstreet 100%
Elizabeth Brater 30%
Lingg Brewer 38%
Bob Brown 50%
Cameron Brown 100%
Willis Bullard, Jr. 90%
William Byl 78%
Dianne Byrum 40%
William Callahan 33%
Nancy Cassis 100%
Sandra Caul 100%
Deborah Cherry 22%
John Cherry, Jr. 30%
Hansen Clarke 40%
Kenneth Daniels 40%
Kenneth DeBeaussaert 30%
Dan DeGrow 90%
Eileen DeHart 40%
Julie Dennis 30%
Gene DeRossett 100%
Larry DeVuyst 100%
Paul DeWeese 90%
Christopher Dingell 50%
Mat Dunaskiss 80%
Stephen Ehardt 89%
Robert Emerson 30%
Joanne Gregory Emmons 89%
Jennifer Faunce 90%
A. T. Frank 70%
Valdemar Garcia 100%
Belda P. Garza 33%
Harry Gast 90%
Terry Geiger 100%
Judson Gilbert II 100%
Patricia A. K. Godchaux 89%
Michael Goschka 80%
Joel Gougeon 90%
Lauren Hager 100%
Derrick Hale 40%
Beverly Hammerstrom 80%
John Hansen 30%
Doug Hart 88%
George Zaven Hart 30%
Philip Edward Hoffman 80%
Jim Howell 90%
Gilda Jacobs 30%
Ruth Ann Jamnick 30%
David Jaye 80%
Ron Jelinek 100%
Jon Jellema 90%
Rick Johnson 90%
R. Shirley Johnson 89%
Larry Julian 90%
Thomas Kelly 30%
Kwame Kilpatrick 57%
James Koetje 100%
Don Koivisto 33%
Wayne Kuipers 100%
Janet Kukuk 100%
Edward LaForge 11%
Charles LaSata 90%
Gerald Law 100%
LaMar Lemmons, Jr. 44%
Patricia Lockwood 40%
George Mans 56%
Lynne Martinez 30%
Thaddeus McCotter 80%
George McManus, Jr. 90%
David Mead 100%
Mary Ann Middaugh 100%
Arthur Miller, Jr. 30%
Jack Minore 13%
Mickey Mortimer 90%
Raymond Murphy 29%
Andy Neumann 60%
Walter North 80%
William O'Neil 70%
Bruce Patterson 100%
Charles Perricone 100%
Steven Pestka 80%
Hubert Price, Jr. 22%
Michael Prusi 30%
Mike Pumford 80%
Ray Raczkowski 100%
Triette Reeves 50%
Andrew Richner 100%
Vera Rison 33%
Joseph Rivet 50%
Sue Rocca 100%
Alan Sanborn 100%
Mark Schauer 40%
Gloria Schermesser 40%
John Schwarz 80%
Judith Scranton 90%
Scott Shackleton 90%
Dale Sheltrown 90%
Dale Shugars 90%
Marc Shulman 100%
Kenneth Sikkema 90%
Alma Smith 10%
Virgil Clark Smith, Jr. 0%
Doug Spade 80%
Keith Stallworth 44%
Tony Stamas 100%
Glenn Steil, Jr. 78%
Leon Stille 90%
Mickey Switalski 30%
Susan Tabor 100%
Samuel Thomas III 25%
Artina Tinsley Hardman 44%
Jerry Vander Roest 90%
William VanRegenmorter 90%
Gerald Van Woerkom 90%
Edward Vaughn 30%
Jackie Vaughn III 40%
Steve Vear 100%
Joanne Voorhees 100%
Paul Wojno 40%
David Woodward 30%
Gary Woronchak 90%
Joseph Young, Jr. 50%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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